Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 13:55 UTC
Internet Explorer Yesterday, Microsoft dropped a bomb by announcing that all versions of Windows 7 released in Europe would ship without Internet Explorer pre-installed. This was in answer to the EU antitrust investigation currently under way regarding possible illegal bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. The first reactions to this news are coming in, with Opera and the EU both lamenting the move.
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RE: What does this tell us?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 16:47 UTC in reply to "What does this tell us?"
Thom_Holwerda
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When one sits around in his armchair looking over w3schools statistics and writing ivory tower OSNews editorials, it's easy to miss actual reality.


Your post conveniently ignores two key points.

1) Web statistics are obviously quite unreliable (and I'm not using w3c, but NetApps) - but you imply that they only cover home usage - which is nonsense, since they cover company usage just as much. Obviously, this only goes for external usage, and not internal usage - but it's not that odd to assume that employees use the same browsers externally as well as internally.

2) Your post makes a very grand assumption: namely, that companies want to change. This is of course very debatable, as companies are notoriously slow when it comes to change or adoption of new technologies, mostly because change == money. I'm pretty sure that even without IE's stranglehold, they still wouldn't change browsers, because change == money.

You claim I'm sitting in an ivory tower, but if there's one person here coming across as overly arrogant and condescending, it's you.

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